November 17, 2016
WORLD RECORDS: hot catches November 2016
Italian angler Luciana Gerardi caught this beautiful 11.09 kg (24 lb 7 oz) dentex (Dentex dentex) on October 31st that could possibly earn her a new world record. Gerardi was fishing off the coast of Budoni, Italy with Captain Alfonso Crispo when the hard-fighting dentex crushed the live mackerel she was trolling. After a tough 20 minute fight, Gerardi was finally able to best the potential record. If approved, the catch will become the new women’s 15 kg (30 lb) line class record which is currently vacant.
American angler Adam Garcia caught and released this gorgeous 8.62 kg (19 lb) cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki) on November 5th while fly fishing Pyramid Lake, located near his home in Nevada, USA. Garcia needed approximately 10 minutes to land the record cutthroat after it took the black wooly bugger fly he was casting. If approved, the catch will not only earn Garcia the new men’s 8 kg (16 lb) tippet class world record, but it will also become the heaviest cutthroat trout ever recorded by the IGFA on fly tackle.
While fishing Brazil’s Sucunduri River on October 18th, Brazilian angler Carlos Yoshizaki Dini caught and released this beautiful arawana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum) that could earn him the new All-Tackle Length world record. Dini was casting and retrieving a shallow diving plug when the fish hit, putting up a short, spirited fight before it was landed, measured, and released alive. If approved, Dini’s 86 cm arawana will replace the existing record which stands at 84 cm.
Canadian angler Chandra Gavin potentially set the new women’s 15 kg (30 lb) line class world record for bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) with this impressive 184 kg (406 lb) fish that she caught on September 20th, while fishing out of Ballantyne’s Cove, Nova Scotia. Gavin battled the bluefin for just over an hour before it was subdued alongside the Game Changer which is captained by her husband, John Gavin. The fish ate a live mackerel that was being fished from a kite, and if approved, the catch will replace the existing record which has stood at 158.75 kg (350 lb) since 1998.